Eleazer Davis

18 August 1826–8 March 1898 (Age 71)
Livonia, Livonia, Livingston, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Eleazer

When Eleazer Davis was born on 18 August 1826, in Livonia, Livingston, New York, United States, his father, Asa Davis, was 39 and his mother, Sarah Ann Richardson, was 33. He married Rosalia Allis Parker on 4 April 1869, in Harrison, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839 and Antelope, Nebraska, United States in 1885. He died on 8 March 1898, in Missouri Valley, Harrison, Iowa, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Missouri Valley, Harrison, Iowa, United States.

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Eleazer Davis
Rosalia Allis Parker
Marriage: 4 April 1869
Charles Herbert Davis
Minnie Livona Davis
Almanya Davis

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  • Marriage
    4 April 1869Harrison, Iowa, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    Historical Boundaries: 1827: Hancock, Illinois, United States
    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 4
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
    1845 · Oh My Father
    Age 19
    "In October 1845, the newspaper Times and Seasons published a poem written by Eliza R. Snow entitled ""My Father in Heaven."" It has become the well known hymn, ""Oh My Father."" The song is only one in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints hymnbook that referrs to a Heavenly Mother."

    Name Meaning

    English and Welsh: patronymic meaning ‘Dafydd's (son)’, equivalent to Welsh ap Dafydd, the Welsh form of David . The spelling Davis is more typical in southwestern England northwards as far as Lancashire, where the frequency of the surname largely reflects Welsh migration, but may sometimes represent a native English surname based on Davy (compare Davies ). Davis (including in the sense 2 below) is the eighth most frequent surname in the US. It is also very common among African Americans.Irish and Scottish: adopted for Gaelic Mac Daibhéid ‘son of David’; see McDevitt . Compare Davies .History: John Davis or Davys (c. 1550–1605) was an English navigator who searched for the Northwest Passage. — By the 18th century there were numerous persons named Davis in America, including the jurist John Davis, born in 1761 in Plymouth, MA, and Henry Davis, a clergyman and college president, who was born in 1771 in East Hampton, NY. — Jefferson Davis, born in 1808 in KY, was president of the Confederate States of America from 1861 to 1865.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Sources (25)

    • Eliazer Davis in entry for Charles Herbert Davis, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Eleazer Davis, "Nebraska State Census, 1885"
    • Eleasor Davis in entry for Charles H Davis and Edith S Rice, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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